encampment

play
noun en·camp·ment \in-ˈkamp-mənt, en-\

Definition of encampment

  1. 1a :  the place where a group (such as a body of troops) is encampedb :  the individuals that make up an encampment

  2. 2 :  the act of encamping :  the state of being encamped

Examples of encampment in a Sentence

  1. a recreational area that will serve as this year's encampment for the Scouts' jamboree

Recent Examples of encampment from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'encampment'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

1598

First Known Use of encampment

1598


ENCAMPMENT Defined for Kids

encampment

play
noun en·camp·ment \in-ˈkamp-mənt\

Definition of encampment for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of making a camp

  2. 2 :  1camp 1



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up encampment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!